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Maureen Aitken Wins Foreword Review INDIE Prize

September 26, 2019

Maureen Aitken's short story collection The Patron Saint of Lost Girls won the Foreword Review INDIE Prize for General Fiction over the summer. Thousands of books are entered each year, and a "panel of over 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in over 60 categories." 

"Maureen Aitken’s The Patron Saint of Lost Girls pretends to be a collection of short stories but is not. Instead, advantages of both short-story and novel formats are fused into a mutation which is neither. By the time this subterfuge is exposed, it is more deserving of a standing ovation than an apology."
Read the full review.

 

The Patron Saint of Lost Girls has previously been awarded the 2018 Nilsen Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.

Maureen was also the featured speaker at Winona State University’s creative writing series on September 23rd.

Congratulations Maureen!